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Labor Markets

Format: 2017

General Audience Articles

Valuing Teachers: How Much is a Good Teacher Worth?. Education Next, 11(3), Summer 2011, pp. 40-45.
Paying Teachers Appropriately. In Darrel Drury and Justin Baer (ed.), The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press), 2011, pp. 109-118.
The Single Salary Schedule and Other Issues of Teacher Pay. Peabody Journal of Education, 82(4), October 2007, pp. 574-586.
Pay, Working Conditions, and Teacher Quality. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . Future of Children, 17(1), Spring 2007, pp. 69-96.
The Revolving Door. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . Education Next, 4(1), Winter 2004, pp. 77-82.


Student Achievement and Every State's Economic Future. Real Clear Education, April 29, 2016.
Developing Value-Added Measures for Teachers and Schools. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 99-104.
Rewarding Teachers. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 155-166.

Working Papers

Imperfect Performance Information and Public Sector Personnel Decisions : The Case of School Principals. (with Julie Berry Cullen, Gregory Phelan, and Steven G. Rivkin) . NBER Working Paper No. 22881, December 2016.
The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). NBER Working Paper No. 20727, National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2014 (revised April 2017).

Academic Articles

Coping with Change: International Differences in the Returns to Skills. (with Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, and Ludger Woessmann) . Economic Letters, 153, April 2017, 15-19.
General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle. (with Guido Schwerdt, Ludger Woessmann, and Lei Zhang). Journal of Human Resources, 52(1), Winter 2017, pp. 49-88.
Why Standard Measures of Human Capital are Misleading. KDI Journal of Economic Policy, 37(2), 2015, 22-39.
Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC. (with Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, and Ludger Woessmann). European Economic Review, 73, January 2015, pp. 103-130.
The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality. Economics of Education Review, 30(3), June 2011, pp. 466-479.
Quality-Consistent Estimates of International Schooling and Skill Gradients. (with Lei Zhang) . Journal of Human Capital, 3(2), Summer 2009, pp. 107-143.
Alternative School Policies and the Benefits of General Cognitive Skills. Economics of Education Review, 25(4), August 2006, pp. 447-462.
Education and Training. (with Michael Mertaugth). In Nicholas Barr (ed.). Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2005, pp. 207-251.
Why Public Schools Lose Teachers. (with John F. Kain and Steven G. Rivkin) . The Journal of Human Resources, 39(2), Spring 2004, pp. 326-354.